For instance, let's say state law allows minors to work until 11:00PM on school nights. Company policy says that minors can work until 10:30PM to be safe. The regional manager then dictates that minors can only work until 10:00PM so they don't risk violating company policy. Your local office then makes a policy that minors can't work later than 9:45PM. Finally, your shift supervisor hurries the minors out the door 5 minutes early, and encourages them to clock out by 9:30PM. The restriction of the 11:00PM clock out became 9:30PM as it progressed through levels of management.
Is there a word or phrase to describe this artificial accumulation of restrictions?