Employers are facing large annual leave balances following extended lockdowns. Source: Unsplash/Anete Lusina.

Danielle Ficorilli

Post-pandemic work: What to do about your employees’ large leave balances

Danielle Ficorilli
5 minute Read

Lockdowns tend to put a dampener on a holiday.

When the farthest you can travel is the backyard or around the block, taking leave seems almost a waste.

But that means millions of Australians have accrued tens of millions of hours that would otherwise be spent on a beach somewhere and instead are loading up the leave liability balance sheet.

To put this challenge in context, Melbourne’s world-leading lockdown has included around 215 working days, or 43 working weeks.

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