A commentary in a Mishna in Terumos speaks about a case, a employer gave his employee Terumah to eat(which pretty much means the employer stole food from someone else to give to his worker) during the work day. The Mishna discusses if the employer or employee is liable to pay the כהן. A commentary, פני משה, on the Jerusalem Talmud explains that the question depends on how we look at the food that is given to an employee by his employer during his work day.
The two ways of looking at it are as follows: Do we see the food as payment for the work and therefore the food the worker eats is considered the employers food that he sold to them, or do we look at it that without the food the workers would get more money for their work and therefore the food is considered the workers food. (I am as confused as you, see the link below.). I am struggling to understand what exactly is being said. It seems to me weird semantics like is the food being sold to the worker or does the worker have a right to the food and the owner is just being compensated for the loss of food.
I know it maybe a bit involved and hard to understand. Thanks for your time. Plz let me know if the question is unclear. I really just want to understand what the פני משה is actually saying.