Followup: My Lawyer on Employee Ownership of Works

As promised (on Twitter) after this post on your ownership rights as an employed designer, I asked my lawyer about the legal specifics. Here’s a summary of what he says. Mike Pickles, who owns MRP Business Law in Manhattan, is …

Your Creations Are Not Yours

Here’s a chilling fact about employee-employer relations I never knew: if you create something while under your employer’s hire—even if you don’t create it during work time—your employer owns it. So if you create anything that relates directly to their …