Q. A person was hired to help out a minyan. He attended but did not daven with them. Most days they managed to have six mispallelim without him. They are only makpid to have six, not ten. On a few occasions it was only five mispallelim. he says that according to Rav Moshe you need ten mispallelim for tefilla btzibbur and since they are not makpid he refuses to daven with them but simply attends without davening and considers their minyan not to be tefilla btzibbur. Is he entitled to get paid?
A. As mentioned in the above (3232) question, when one is needed to complete the minyan, he should daven with the tzibur so they will be able to repeat the Amida, and recite Kedusha and Kadish, even if only six are davening now.
If he did not do so, not only he should return the fee collected, but he is also liable for the reciting of the brochos in vane.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as advised by Horav Shlomo Miller and Horav Aharon Miller Shlit’a