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I would like to hire someone to write for me and pay them as an independent contractor, and then I want full rights to what they wrote. What type of document or agreement do I need to have them sign in order to insure I have full rights to what they wrote? What do I need to know about hiring an independent contractor to write for me?
You are going to need an independent contractor contract which sets out all of the terms of the relationship between you and the contractor, and which also includes an intellectual property clause which ensures that all work performed and content created by the contractor in working for you becomes your sole property with right of copyright.
You will need to know that the contractor has proven writing experience and that they are willing to transfer their copyright rights in the work they produce to you as part of the employment agreement.
I also want to hire someone to tutor. I will collect payment from the clients and then pay the tutor a portion of what I collect. What type of document or agreement should I have them sign to protect me from any legal or financial problems, and what do I need to know about hiring an independent contractor to tutor as an independent contractor?
You will again need an Independent Contractor Agreement with the tutor which sets out each of your rights and obligations and what is expected of them as well as the calculation as regards ***** ***** will be paid and how much they will be paid for the jobs assigned. You will want to ensure that they have appropriate business insurance to cover any negligence on their part while performing the tasks that you may assign from time to time.
As a practical matter, you will probably want to do a criminal background check on any contractor that you plan to use to ensure that they are not a danger to your clients, and you will need to ensure that they are qualified to tutor in the subjects that you need.
You will want to retain a local employment law attorney to assist you in the drafting of these contracts---especially the one which provides that you will have all rights to the works/manuscripts created by your employee for purposes of Intellectual Property and Copyright purposes.
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