Managing the employees in your workplace effectively means setting up work rules. Whilst most rules are optional, I encourage you to do some research on state and federal rules that may apply. I recommend keeping rules as general as possible, to give yourself flexibility. I also recommend creating a one-or-two page handout to give to each employee. The handout should outline safety rules, absence and lateness policy, how to record time worked, lunch and break rules, overtime policy and dress code. Good luck!