My wife has a job being a home attendant for an elderly woman while the woman’s daughter is out working. The arrangement is that she is to take care of her for five hours a day, which is paid for by the government. Today the daughter came home early because she got out of work early, because it was Rosh Chodesh and told her that being that she is home, she can leave early. Is she allowed to get paid for those hours? She did make herself available, to work but she was sent home early.
Yes she is entitled to the money because when you hire a worker you have to pay them-you can’t “fire “ someone even for an hour if there is no halachically valid reason-being home isn’t enough of a reason.