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You shall not abuse a needy and destitute laborer, whether a fellow countryman or a stranger…You must pay him his wages on the same day…for he is needy and sets his life on it; else he will cry to God against you and you will incur guilt.  (Deut. 24:14-15)

Keeping the salary of a worker is like taking his/her life, and transgresses five negative commandments and one positive command.  Shulhan Arukh (Hoshen Mishpat 339:2)

 “You shall appoint magistrates and officials for your tribes, in all the settlements that the Lord your God is giving you, and they shall govern the people with due justice.  You shall not judge unfairly:  you shall show no partiality; you shall not take bribes, for bribes blind the eyes of the discerning and upset the pleas of the just.  Justice, justice shall you pursue, that you may thrive and occupy the land that the Lord your God is giving you.  (Deuteronomy 16: 18 – 20)