non·​em·​ploy·​ee | \ ˌnän-im-ˌplȯ(i)-ˈē How to pronounce nonemployee (audio) , -(ˌ)em-; -im-ˈplȯ(i)-ˌē, -em- \

Definition of nonemployee

: 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

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Recent Examples on the Web The tech company has also stopped allowing nonemployees to visit and tour any of its global offices. Tim Pearce, Washington Examiner, "Twitter tells thousands of employees to work from home over coronavirus concerns," 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, "The Schism at the Heart of the Open-Source Movement," 3 Jan. 2020 The Uber business model has at its core the idea of bringing together nonemployee drivers and random passengers through software. Chicago Tribune, Twin Cities, "Other voices: Make the ride-share ride safer," 13 Dec. 2019 In addition, nonemployees are completely excluded from any workplace protection laws. Jeffrey Hirsch, The Conversation, "Worker-protection laws aren’t ready for an automated future," 28 Aug. 2019 Google doesn’t plan to build the housing itself, and the homes would be available for nonemployees. Melia Russell,, "Google wants to build 20,000 homes. It may need more than $14 trillion," 1 July 2019 Some startups also are launching corporate-venture funds to give money to nonemployee developers who contribute to their open-source software. Yuliya Chernova, WSJ, "Blockchain Talent Wars Escalate, Hindering Product Development," 22 May 2018 Actors hired as employees receive W-2s, while other jobs provide independent-contractor income (nonemployee compensation) reported on Form 1099. Morgan Greene,, "The Trump tax cuts aren't tax cuts for Chicago actors, who are losing deductions they rely on," 21 Mar. 2018 The Patriot Fund will include at least two separate accounts — one for federal employees and one for nonemployees — in an effort to avoid potential conflicts of interest posed by donors. Washington Post, "Legal defense fund for Trump aides launches amid questions about donor transparency," 28 Feb. 2018

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1904, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonemployee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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