Wo Employers may have also been more willing to accommodate some of the more unusual employee reimbursement requests in their efforts to keep workers happy.

Like just about every aspect of life, the pandemic threw a wrench into company expense budgets. International business travel expenses, to be sure, and reimbursement requests for home office supplies went up, with some employees likely pushing the envelope on what they could get covered.

Employers, for their part, may have also been more willing to accommodate some of the more unusual employee reimbursement requests in their efforts to keep workers happy. Recently, spent management software provider Emburse analyzed the most outlandish expenses from 2021--and the crazies part: they were all approved.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is director, content analytics for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.