"Section 4 of Assembly Bill 263, effective January 1, 2014, adds this new provision (Section 1024.6) to the state's Labor Code:
1024.6. An employer may not discharge an employee or in any manner discriminate, retaliate, or take any adverse action against an employee because the employee updates or attempts to update his or her personal information, unless the changes are directly related to the skill set, qualifications, or knowledge required for the job.
The new section sounds innocuous. Of course no employer should be allowed to assail an employee who merely updates or tries to update "his or her personal information." The transgression seems apiece with that cardinal California sin of violating one's "personal space." The devil, however, is in the subtext. Consider these common scenarios..." - Angelo A. Paparelli, Dec. 2, 2013.