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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Approve premium pay for nonexempt employees working on-site at district facilities. Teri Webster, Dallas News, 8 Apr. 2020 One of her proposals, like Steele’s upcoming bill, would require meters on all nonexempt wells statewide. Ian James, azcentral, 16 Jan. 2020 The three-judge panel’s decision published Tuesday reversed a New Jersey judge’s ruling that would have allowed the lawsuit to go forward and include all nonexempt hourly workers employed at Newark Liberty International Airport since April 2014., 27 Dec. 2019 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Nonexempt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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