Here is where it gets confusing... He will be working up until the day before he is hospitalized. At that point he will just not be showing up for work for an unknown period of time.
He will not be terminating his employment nor will his employer be laying him off or terminating his employment. The Co is a sub chapter S Corp but, they do not have any policy's procedures employment quidelines etc. it is basically what ever the owner dictates at any given time and he is never rational or consistant on any decisions, never puts anything in writing, and changes his mind and goes back on his word on a dailybasis. So, basically he has no idea where he stands and, at this point the employer is not committing to anything and is taking a wait and see what happens approach.
BotXXXXX XXXXXne the question is... if he has not quit, has not been laid off or terminated, is he still employed? What needs to happen by law to determine his employment status and, if no action is taken is he technically still employed by the company? If yes, do they still have to offer him the option to continue to pay for med insurance under the same plan?
It is clear to me that his employer does not want to lay him off because he would be eligable for unemployment and his rates will go up and he has no grounds to fire him!
So now what ? Can his employer be forced to take a stand on his employment status?? Ideally if he was laid off that would be the best possible scenario for him finacially and emotionally. I really appreciate your advice thus far and if you have any thoughts/advice on what he can do to get some type of finacial aid to pay mortgate, car payment etc.during this difficult time it will be greatly appreciated. Thanks again for all your help!