Work for hire means the work that was created during the performance of work commitments (for example, under a civil law contract). The rights to works for hire have their own characteristics.
Unless otherwise specified in the agreement concluded with the employee, the exclusive property right to the work for hire belongs to the employer, (part 2 of Article 16 of the Law of Ukraine “On Copyright and Related Rights”).
In order to avoid controversy and claims after completing the creation of work for hire, it is advisable to sign an instrument between the employer and the employee, which specifies the fact that the property rights have been transferred and relevant payments have been made.
The personal non-property rights to the work for hire belong to the employee, regardless of the agreements concluded with the employer. This provision is set by the legislation of Ukraine.