[ non-ig-zempt ]

  1. not eligible to be released from a particular obligation or liability, as taxation, payment of debts, etc.: Administering a tax policy that fairly distinguishes exempt from nonexempt organizations is a complex affair.People who declare insolvency and have any nonexempt property can expect to see it sold or liquidated to pay creditors.

  2. U.S. Law. relating to or being an employee covered by obligations imposed on employers under the Fair Labor Standards Act, including overtime pay, reasonable break time, and a weekly salary equivalent to at least the minimum wage for hours worked: Hourly and nonexempt employees are required to record actual hours worked.

Origin of nonexempt

First recorded in 1670–80; non- + exempt

Words Nearby nonexempt Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023