What is sweat equity and how does it work?
If your husband is truly an employee, he should be receiving his full salary, less any legal deductions for taxes, Medicare, etc. If he isn't, there had better be a r-e-a-l-l-y good reason for it, like contributing to the employer's stock option plan.
But even those can be risky if he works for a privately-held company. You and your husband (together) should speak to your financial advisor and an employment attorney to make sure this arrangement is on the up-and-up.
Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. is an award-winning New York City attorney, edutainer and author. Under her Ask The Business Lawyer brand, she reaches thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners with her legal services, professional speaking, information products, and LexAppeal weekly ezine. She also writes the Making It Legal blog.