Q. One who is being paid to daven with a certain minyan and one day he came but there was no minyan (they didn’t have ten people), does he get paid for that day?
What if the doors of the shul were locked until 30 minutes after the scheduled starting time – at what point does one have the right to say that he will not wait any longer for them to open up the shul and will daven elsewhere? And if he decides to daven elsewhere, does he get paid for coming?
A. Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that if the paid mispalel showed up but there was no minyan, he does get paid for that day, unless it was specified otherwise.
The Rov also maintains that a half an hour is a reasonable time lapse, (as it is the time davening can take) for not having to wait more and being paid, unless specified otherwise.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as revised by Horav Shlomo Miller Shlit’a