Thursday, December 24, 2009

Mitzvah #58 - Paying wages on time

One may not delay paying wages.

A day worker needs to be paid before the next morning.

A night worker needs to be paid before the end of the following day.

An hourly worker who worked during the day needs to be paid on that day; if he worked during the night he needs to be paid during that night.

One only transgresses if the worker demanded his wages and one has the money to pay him.

Applies to wages as well as to rental fees for equipment.

Applies to everybody, everywhere, always.

Verse: "Do not keep his wage to the morning" (Vayikra 19:13 and Devorim 24:15)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Prohibition 38

Shabbat Shalom

- Danny
Thursday, 7 Tevet 5770

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