The ongoing pandemic has had far reaching economic ramifications. With so many contracts canceled or rendered unperformable, the pandemic has brought the halachic theory of contracts and risk allocation into the foreground. This article discusses an employer’s obligation to pay an employee for work that became unperformable during the pandemic.
The current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had and will continue to have far reaching economic ramifications. Within our communities, there have been many cancelled travel plans, institutional dinners, simchos, and the like. What does halacha say about a rental contract frustrated by a pandemic? If someone put down a deposit for a Pesach rental … Continue reading COVID-19 and Cancelled Rental Contracts