New data from Deloitte sheds light on how much employers are expending on wasteful employee spending. (Photo: iStock)

According to a new analysis by Deloitte, the average U.S. employer spends between 0.5 percent and 2.5 percent of its payroll on what the consulting firm calls “payroll leakage,” or money that is not actually paying for the service the labor is supposed to provide.

Payroll leakage is a result of poor oversight and inefficient systems management, the report found.

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