This seems more like a question that may require a lawyer than simply someone skilled in navigating the professional workplace; therefore, I'm not sure migrating this question would be good for our site.
However, the question isn't going anywhere, so we can wait and see if others think it could have value here.
I'm afraid this one is not just a "needs a lawyer" but an "it depends" which goes against our rules in the guidelines for posting. It's too bad, I agree that the how-tos of publishing a paper from a workplace would be OK with us, but the problem here is that different companies do this guideline differently. I can see cases where the "author" may not actually be the writer, but the company itself, or where there is a case that a named list of "contributors" may be required. It has a lot to do with the nature of the business.