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.
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"?
I have all the research needed to start but no funds, so I'm having a hard time choosing a company to partner with that already has the technology needed for my invention. Or should I seek out an investor and hire the help needed?
I have been researching a franchise that has a lot of competition in the area. I love the concept and think it would do great in the market, but how worried should I be about the surrounding competition in the area? I'm concerned that it could be a recipe for disaster.
I recently formed a corporation with three other people. The situation is tense and I want to resign. What steps that I need to take? I also signed a guaranty on the loan to buy the property under the corporation's name since I was an officer. How do I take my name off this guaranty and leave the corporation in good terms?
In 2008, I filed a DBA for my business under Flutter. We specialize in eyelash extensions. I recently learned that a local hair salon in my city under new ownership is changing its name to Salon Flutter. I sent a courtesy email last week and haven't received a response. What should be my next step?
I own a five-year-old residential cleaning service and have tried every advertising medium with no luck in acquiring well-to-do clients. I currently do direct mail by demographic, Yellow Pages, website optimization, among other things. I've also tried newspaper inserts. What should I be doing?