Can I pay a current W-2, 1099 employee for piece work separately from his main part-time hourly responsibilities? This work would be blog articles to be written away from the office with no direction, and then we'd decide which articles to buy. Is there a better way to handle this? Our business is in Oregon, in case our state is pertinent.
How Long Must I Hold a Job for an Employee on Medical Leave?
I have an employee who was released from work with a doctor's note for an undisclosed amount of time. It has been over 180 days and there has been no contact from this employee as to when or if they will be returning to work. I am not sure how long I have to hold their position or job. With economic times as they are, their services are not needed anymore. But I do not want to terminate their employment illegally. Also, since this employee has not contacted me or return phone call placed to them regarding their status, can this be considered "job abandonment"?