Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Mitzvah #208 - Pay wages on time

It's a Mitzva to pay a worker's wages on the day they are due.

To fulfill this Mitzva:

- 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.

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

Applies to everybody, everywhere, always

Verse: "Pay wages on that day" (Devorim 24:15)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Positive Mitzvah 66

- Danny
Tuesday, 1st day Rosh Chodesh Elul 5770

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