non·​ex·​empt ˌnän-ig-ˈzem(p)t How to pronounce nonexempt (audio)
: not free or released from some requirement to which others are subject : not exempt
nonexempt employees/income

Examples of nonexempt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This ensures compliance with federal and state labor laws regarding compensation for nonexempt employees. Johnny C. Taylor Jr., USA TODAY, 9 Apr. 2024 While the entire value of nonexempt estates would continue to be taxed, the provision would grant them a $99,600 credit against the bill. Larry Edelman,, 9 June 2023 Among other things, the FLSA requires covered employers to pay nonexempt workers a minimum wage of not less than $7.25 per hour and overtime pay at a rate not less than one and one-half times the regular rate of pay after forty hours of work in a workweek. Anchorage Daily News, 29 Sep. 2020 There are two approaches to establishing a weekly salary for nonexempt employees. Johnny C. Taylor Jr., USA TODAY, 19 July 2022 Takano asserts that the workers would benefit from this change, as his proposal will allow nonexempt employees to receive overtime compensation for any hours worked over 32 hours. Jack Kelly, Forbes, 29 Oct. 2021 In response to an opinion published by Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita in May, the university dropped its proof of vaccination requirement and only requires nonexempt students to indicate whether or not they have been vaccinated. NBC News, 10 July 2021 Under the Federal Labor Standards Act, nonexempt employees are only paid for actual hours worked, so a company isn’t obligated to pay them if no work is performed. Johnny C. Taylor Jr., USA TODAY, 18 May 2021 State tourism leaders are concerned the testing requirements for nonexempt visitors take too long. Sarah Downey, Washington Examiner, 10 Aug. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1675, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonexempt was in 1675

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“Nonexempt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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