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Britt Griswold <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 31 Mar 2011 19:46:51 -0400
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Oops! I did not read the last part. If you get a pay stub from them, then you have signed a 
contract. They own you r work that you do in their time that they pay you for.


On 3/30/11 11:58 PM, Jim Perkins wrote:
> on 3/30/11 5:55 PM, Julie Scott at [log in to unmask] wrote:
>>BTW, I never signed any contract at UTC (this job began as a minimum wage >student assistant
> position); however, I always assumed that I was doing work >for hire, since I get a pay stub and
> it's not counted as free lance when I do >my taxes.
> Correct. If you get a regular paycheck and UT withholds taxes, you are probably considered an
> employee under the law and work-for-hire applies. You donít need a contract to be considered an
> employee. A contract is more for your own protection, so you understand whatís expected of you and
> what your rights are. A contract could also grant you certain rights tot he work you produce, such
> as the right to use it for self-promotion.
> The term "employee" is not always straightforward, especially the distinction between a regular
> employee and a contract worker. Here's some relevant information from the Copyright Office (Circular 9):

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