employee-employer relations

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 a good friend of about fifteen years—and a piranha (in the good way that...

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 business, they don’t have to pay you anything extra to use it. Wow. Here’s...