Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about policy:
I work for a company that has no written policies or handbook. Everything is word of mouth. Things seem to change daily. How can an employee protect him/her self from a boss who changes things to suit himself for each situation?
Signed, Subordinate of a Rule-Maker
Dear Subordinate of a Rule-Maker:
Most small companies don’t have handbooks, and I expect that you are not employed in a big company. Unless you work for a company that is big enough to be under state and federal regulations made by the Congress and/or Department of Labor, there are few protections; except those that apply to such topics as safety, discrimination, length of working day and overtime. You can access these regulations by clicking on the Frequently Asked Question of the DOL: http://www.dol.gov/dolfaq/dolfaq.asp