The Hunt payroll was established so that Agriprocessors could perform necessary work during the weekend Sabbath period and other Jewish holidays. Under religious doctrine, Agriprocessors was prohibited from even asking non-Jews to work on the Sabbath and other holidays. Jewish law permits â€œworkâ€ if the work is performed by a legal entity owned by a non-Jew is separate from the Jewish employer. These requirements are necessary for the meat produced to be Kosher. Hunt payroll was established by Don Hunt to hire employees to perform Sabbath work. The need was for approximately 50-55 employees at any given time. Due to turnover, the employee list was never constant. Laura Althouse monitored the Hunt payroll. Sholom consulted with Rabbi Kohn, one of the lead supervising rabbis at the plant, on this matter. Rabbi Kohn recommended that instead of some employees working for Agriprocessors during the week and then for Hunt on the weekends, that they be made full-time Hunt employees.