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exempt from (something)

1. verb To allow or permit oneself or someone to not do something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "exempt" and "from." It's very convenient that the mayor exempts his relatives from these taxes, while the rest of us have to pay.
2. adjective Allowed or permitted to not do something. It's very convenient that the mayor's relatives are exempt from these taxes, while the rest of us have to pay.
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exempt someone from something

to release someone from the obligation to do something; to allow a person not to be affected by a rule or law. I cannot exempt anyone from this rule. The members of Congress exempted themselves from the wage freeze.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Assess the potential impact on your company now by determining how many exempt employee salaries would fall below the proposed rate and how many hours they typically work per week.
You can set up a trust for them, which will be exempt from attachment by creditors.
It is an employer's obligation to establish that an employee meets the criteria for exempt status when the employer classifies an employee as exempt from minimum wage and overtime.
For example, some Member States treat the entire amount of a lease payment as subject to VAT whereas other Member States treat the capital portion of the lease payment as taxable and the financing element as exempt. Suppliers are then required to allocate input tax to the respective elements to determine the deductible amount of VAT.
Interest paid on certain private purpose bonds (such as industrial development bonds and private activity bonds) and arbitrage bonds issued by or on behalf of state or local governments is not tax exempt. For tax purposes, such nonexempt issues are government bonds taxed like Treasury bonds.
"Contrary to some concerns from organized Labor that changes would result from employees being exempt from overtime pay, it looks like the actual impact of the rule may have been to enlarge the number of people who are eligible for overtime," he explains.
However, regardless of the type, joint ventures between tax-exempt organizations and for-profit entities are highly scrutinized by the IRS because of the concern that such ventures will not contribute to one or more of the exempt organization's purposes.
At the other end of the scale, any reporter or editor earning more than $100,000 is exempt (almost) automatically.
Not paying exempt employees on a "salary basis." In order for most executive, administrative and professional employees to be considered exempt from the overtime pay requirements, they must satisfy all of the criteria for their classification and be paid on a salary basis.
John Breaux (D-La.), the ranking member on the Senate's Special Committee on Aging, to force all exempt employees into Social Security.
The Wage and Hour Regulations spell out specific salary requirements, as well as tests based on the nature of the work performed, for employees to qualify for exempt status.
There are only four classifications of exempt employees under the FLSA.
The proposed ruling is helpful to understand whether a recruitment initiative will cause a hospital that is exempt from taxation pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code to violate the organizational and operational requirements necessary for continued tax exemption.
Federal courts interpreting the salaried basis test under the Fair Labor Standards Act have consistently found that seemingly innocent pay practices justify treating otherwise exempt employees as nonexempt hourly employees, entitled to three years of overtime back pay.