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Mitzvos Relating to Our Fellow Man

32: Timely Payments to Employees

"On that day you shall give his payment..." (Devarim 24:15)

We are obligated to pay our workers on time.

The Rambam teaches that withholding payment is considered like bloodshed (Hilchos Sechirus 11:2). The Meshech Chochmah (on the above verse) teaches that paying a worker on time is a greater mitzvah than giving tzedakah because it is providing the person's livelihood in the most honorable way. The Chafetz Chaim teaches that one should pay a worker on time with the same commitment and dedication that he fulfills the mtizvos of tefillin, mezuzah, or shofar (Ahavas Chesed, sec. 1, prefact to ch. 9).


Text Copyright 2007 by Rabbi Moshe Goldberger and Torah.org.


 






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