Internal company policies

Last updated: 2023-01-18
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What are internal company policies and regulations and what are they for?

Internal company policies, procedures and regulations are documents that describe and specify the rules and work procedures in the company. Policies describe and specify the organizational structure, processes, rights and obligations of employees and employers. They help manage and direct people's processes and behavior.

Internal regulations also apply legal norms and obligations to the specific conditions of companies.

What are the basic types of corporate regulations and governing documents?

Company policies have a certain structure and naming that differentiates documents according to their focus and use.

The work order is a special type of internal regulation. It elaborates the rules of the Labor Code and other legal regulations according to the special conditions of the employer

  • A policy is a document containing a statement, a declaration of a company to behave or act in a certain way. It is a relatively broad document. Examples are Security Policy, Quality Policy and the like.
  • Procedures, work procedures or guidelines are comprehensive concrete instructions, rules that shape processes and provide a framework for everyday activities.
  • Manuals are detailed instructions, typically for a specific process or activity. It is a detailed list of steps that workers must perform in a given process
  • A norm or standard is a document or a set of documents describing a requirement for the behavior or characteristics of a person, product, or service that describes a desired state or behavior.

Basic principles of internal regulations

  • The internal regulation must be issued in writing on paper or in digital form
  • The internal regulation must not conflict with the legislation and regulations valid in the country
  • The internal regulation may not be issued retroactively
  • The internal regulation is binding for the employer and all its employees
  • The employer is obliged to familiarize the employee with the content or cancellation of the internal regulation
  • The internal regulations must be accessible to all employees of the company
  • The employer is obliged to keep the internal regulation even after the end of its effectiveness