We had our first client (USA-based) become a bit nervous about working with a co-op organization (us, Canada-based) whose developers had not signed employee agreements. They were worried how we could ensure that copyright of produced code could be properly assigned to them as client.
Anyhow, it seems that there’s a whole conversation about whether a worker co-op chooses to classify everyone as owners or employees: https://www.co-oplaw.org/legal-guide-cooperative-conversions/employment-law-worker-cooperative-conversions/
What have others chosen to do, in regards to classifying members as owners vs employees? When did you choose to start doing it that way? And have you experienced any issues with client relations or legal edge-cases, one way or the other?
Thanks! Any context appreciated!