There are several legal contracts that you should consider when hiring a developer:
- Non-disclosure agreement (NDA): An NDA is a legally binding agreement that prohibits the developer from disclosing any confidential information about your business or project. This is particularly important if your project involves sensitive or proprietary information.
- Work-for-hire agreement: A work-for-hire agreement specifies that the work the developer is doing is being done on behalf of your company, and that your company will own the intellectual property rights to the work.
- Service agreement: A service agreement outlines the scope of work, timelines, payment terms, and other details of the project. It should clearly define the responsibilities of both parties and any terms related to termination of the agreement.
- Non-compete agreement: A non-compete agreement prohibits the developer from working on similar projects for competitors during or after the project.
It’s important to have a lawyer review any legal contracts before signing them to ensure that they are fair and protect your interests.