It best to hire someone you trust.
The law is on your side (if you pay here, you're the owner of the code and she may not use it elsewhere or sell it to somebody else), but you have no way to enforce that, except suing her after she did.
My friend and I have a tech start up and are on the verge of hiring our first employee. The employee will have extensive coding experience and will be the one ultimately to code and program the entire website.
As neither one of us has IT background and the candidate will know this too, is there a way we can protect this code? (For example, something out there that we can make the code reliant on so without the something else, she can't operate the code) Or a way we can prevent any modification or transfer of code without our authority Please assist us! Any advice or suggestion is helpful and will be greatly appreciated!!!