HR Toolkit

HR Policies & Employment Legislation

Sample Policies on Common HR Topics

Copyright/Intellectual Property

As part of their job duties, many employees produce material for the organization such as reports, brochures, training programs and training manuals, and publications. Material that can be covered by a copyright and is developed during the course of employment with an organization is owned by the organization. In special circumstances where the employee and employer agree in advance, the copyright may be shared or owned entirely by the employee. Such circumstances are very rare.

Sample policies

Copyright - Canadian Interuniversity Sport (PDF - 27KB)

  • States the organization's ownership of all material produced by staff.