non·​em·​ploy·​ee ˌnän-im-ˌplȯ(i)-ˈē How to pronounce nonemployee (audio)
: a person who is not an employee
… when employees of the university collaborate with nonemployees such as students, consultants, visiting professors, or government employees …Joanna T. Brougher

Examples of nonemployee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Victory Woodworks asserted its duty to provide a safe workplace did not include protecting nonemployees who contracted COVID-19 away from the jobsite. Dan Eaton, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Aug. 2023 As of Wednesday morning, the city still hasn’t publicly said all the departments that had data accessed by hackers or if nonemployees who aren’t relatives of current or former workers also had their personal information exposed. Everton Bailey Jr., Dallas News, 9 Aug. 2023 In addition to the $18 million fund to compensate eligible claimants, Activision has agreed to engage a neutral, third-party equal employment opportunity consultant—a nonemployee who must be approved by the EEOC—who will oversee Activision’s compliance with its agreement, among other resolutions. Sarah E. Needleman, WSJ, 30 Mar. 2022 Prop 22 campaign was made clear: Any pretense of trying to help drivers by solidifying their nonemployee status should be thrown out; as the judge recognized, this was clearly an effort to give companies unreasonable control over drivers’ lives and the legislative process—and to pay workers less. Jacob Silverman, The New Republic, 23 Aug. 2021 Reintroduced in 2020, it’s used to report nonemployee compensation—that’s no longer on Form 1099-MISC. Kelly Phillips Erb, Forbes, 8 Mar. 2023 Women made up 43% of new nonemployee directors last year, Spencer Stuart found. Theo Francis, WSJ, 16 May 2022 The tech company has also stopped allowing nonemployees to visit and tour any of its global offices. Tim Pearce, Washington Examiner, 3 Mar. 2020 What obligation does GitHub—or Microsoft, which bought the company in June 2018 for $7.5 billion—have to nonemployees? Sidney Fussell, The Atlantic, 3 Jan. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonemployee was in 1904

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“Nonemployee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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