October 03, 2012
Client Trying to Make My Contract Retroactive?!
I work with a not-for-profit company, writing materials for them such as volunteer handbooks, procedures and policies. I am a contractor, and I submit monthly invoices to them. I did not have a contract until now, and now they are asking me to sign something which includes the lines:
Oh, heck no! They can't make a contract retroactive! Doesn't work that way!! Looks like their lawyer is trying to pull a fast one on their contractors.
Offer them NON-EXCLUSIVE rights only. That means they can use the materials however they want and so can you. That's perfectly fair to both of you.
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