Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Paying on Time1, Part 13

Last week we began discussion of the people to whom bal tolin does and does not apply. We focused on salaried employees. Another category of worker to whom bal tolin applies, is service providers, that includes anyone who is hired to perform a service. For example, a doctor, dentist, gardener, plumber, etc.

If the service provider does not expect payment at the end of the work, rather he sends a bill for the services at a later date, then there is no bal tolin. However, one must be aware that there is a rabbinical prohibition to be delinquent when they do request payment.

If however, the service provider specifies that he does want payment at the end of the service then the Torah prohibition of bal tolin does apply.

Workers who provide their services to someone on a regular basis, usually do not object if their payment is deferred to the next time of service. In such a case, there is no bal tolin if he is not paid on time. However, if he specifically asks to be paid at the end of the work, then bal tolin does apply.


1. Much of the information for this essay is taken from "Halachos of Other People's Money" by Rabbi Yisroel Pinchos Bodner.


Text Copyright 2009 by Rabbi Yehonasan Gefen and Torah.org

Visit Rabbi Gefen's new blog at rabbiygefen.blogspot.com.

Rabbi Gefen's new book, The Guiding Light, is now available! To order, please contact Rabbi Gefen at Gefen123@smile.net.il or 00972 52 761 9935.


 


ARTICLES ON VAYIGASH AND CHANUKAH:

View Complete List

Chanukah Oil: A Real No-Know
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5762

The Wagons That Yosef Sent
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5766

Rough Beginning, Easy Ending
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5771

> The Light of Devotion
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5757

Smelling The Fragrance Of Hope
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5768

A Double Loss!
Rabbi Label Lam - 5767

ArtScroll

Feel My Pain
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5772

First Things First
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5769

His True Identity
Rabbi Label Lam - 5768

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Right and Wrong
Rabbi Wein - 5768

A Little Light Chases Away a Lot of Darkness
Rabbi Label Lam - 5760

Balanced Perspective
Rabbi Shlomo Jarcaig - 5764

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Number One Priority
Rabbi Label Lam - 5766

A Little Oil Goes a Long Way
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5766

Jewish Unity
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5763

Straightening Out The Cause And The Effect
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5773



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information