Oracle Hit With $150M Suit Over Retroactive Commission Cuts

Law360, New York (February 14, 2017, 7:02 PM EST) -- Oracle America Inc. was slapped Tuesday with a $150 million putative class action in California federal court alleging the computer technology giant stiffs its salesforce of earned wages by retroactively changing contracts to reduce commissions on past sales, sometimes taking back money already paid.

In her suit, former Oracle sales representative Marcella Johnson claims the company told her that she had a negative commission balance of approximately $20,000 after it “re-planned” how much she would be paid for sales she made in 2013. Johnson was notified of the change after receiving commissions in November and December 2013 under a previously stated...

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