Increasingly, companies are turning to freelancers to close the gap. To retain ownership of labor products, companies hire independent contractors under a pay-for-work contract, also known as an on-demand employment contract. If you have signed a “work for hire or reward” contract, this does not necessarily mean that your work is automatically considered temporary work. First, the courts will determine if your situation meets these legal requirements. If this is not the case, the courts will ignore the wording “work done for the rental” and instead interpret the other wording of your contract and the circumstances of the project to determine whether you otherwise transferred your copyright to the client. .