The annual quota is the leave entitlement by an employer to the employee. It means an employee is eligible for a specific number of paid leaves by the employer which he/she can avail of whenever needed as per the leave policy. The total number of paid leaves in a quota differs from company to company. When an employee utilizes leave, it gets deducted from the annual leave quota or if an employee is unable to utilize all the leaves, they get carry forwarded. Mostly, organizations allocate approx 21 to 30 days of leaves to employees in a year.