It depends on the nature of your employment and your employer’s needs. For example, if you are a cashier, they may be able to access your PTO via a terminal at the store. However, if you are a secretary and your employer uses software to track expenses, you may have to give them permission to pull the financial records.
What are some examples of situations where my employer use my PTO without my permission? – There are many different situations where an employer may access or review your electronic files without your permission. For example, if you have a web based business and your employer offers online accounting, they could easily log into your account and access all of your financial records. Another common situation is if you are a receptionist whose computer is always on in your employer’s office and you are using the same computer as your employer to make phone calls.
If an employee suspected that you are trying to access or download sensitive information from a PTO file without their permission, how would they react? – Many employees are accustomed to being monitored closely and many would be shocked at the idea that their employers could access their electronic files without their knowledge or consent. Although your PTO password may grant access to your files, your employer is not allowed to use this access to do anything illegal. Some employees may even wonder if their employers are able to read their private emails or banking records. This is not possible so you need to make sure that everything that you send or receive is secure.
How do I secure my PTO file? – Most small businesses will set up an account with a professional firewall service such as Zoneal Software so that employees can use the Internet without worry. However, large corporations often have their own firewall system in place which is quite complicated and can block some of the more basic network applications. However, with a simple firewall installed on the server your work station, your network, and even your email can be protected and you can use your PTO login without having to give anyone else permission.