Sample Employment Agreement
Define the Scope of the Work - The terms constitute the body of the contract. Start off by clearly defining what it is the scope of the work or service you are to provide, and the timeline you propose to complete the work. Be specific. Don't simply say you will renovate a client's kitchen. Provide details of the cabinet designs, countertops, and other materials and work you will provide. If applicable, give a timeframe for each phase of a project.
Establish ownership rights to the work. Even in service situations, a product is sometimes the result of the work, so you should also include which party retains ownership rights. For example, the copywriter can state that she turns over all rights to the writing of the brochure to the customer and that she makes no claims of ownership to the writing once the customer pays for the written product. Add signature and date lines. Be sure to provide a space for each party to sign and date.