At my current job, I was hired to be a call center rep and was moved to full-time software development under the same title/pay (I've been programming 8 hours/day for 5 months here). There are no intellectual property rights clauses in any of the paperwork I signed, nothing mentioning ownership of software for the company.
The closest thing I could find was the confidentiality agreement which states:
No materials related to [Company Name] or its clients shall be removed from the premises or duplicated in any manner without direction/authorization of senior leadership.
Do I retain ownership/copyright of the software I write here?
I'm reading into Work for Hire and am not quite sure how/when that applies. Does this apply if you have worked on software at any time (personal or work time) that is applied at work? And does it apply if it is not within the scope of my position?
In my case I have spent both personal and work time creating what I use. The scope of my position is to be a callcenter rep, however, I am given full leeway to develop, just not the position or pay.