One of the greatest of ancient codes, carved on a diorite column, in 3,600 lines of cuneiform; it was found (1902) at Susa and is now at Paris.
2500 BC Ancient Babylonia - The Code of Hammurapi Translated by L. W. King
Builder Code: #229 If a builder build a house for some one, and does not construct it properly, and the house which he built fall in and kill its owner, then that builder shall be put to death. #232. If it ruin goods, he shall make compensation for all that has been ruined..
Apprentice Code: #282. If a slave say to his master: "You are not my master," if they convict him his master shall cut off his ear.
Inspector Code: #5. If a judge try a case, reach a decision, and present his judgment in writing; if later error shall appear in his decision, and it be through his own fault, then he shall pay twelve times the fine set by him in the case, and he shall be publicly removed from the judge's bench, and never again shall he sit there to render judgement.
Handyman Code: #274. If any one hire a skilled artizan, he shall pay as wages of the . . . five gerahs, as wages of the potter five gerahs, of a tailor five gerahs, of . . . gerahs, . . . of a ropemaker four gerahs, of . . .. gerahs, of a mason . . . gerahs per day.
Labor Union code: #273. If any one hire a day laborer, he shall pay him from the New Year until the fifth month (April to August, when days are long and the work hard) six gerahs in money per day; from the sixth month to the end of the year he shall give him five gerahs per day.