Ex-Oracle Worker Can Arbitrate Pay Dispute, 9th Circ. Says

Law360 (March 21, 2019, 7:54 PM EDT) -- A former worker who hit Oracle Inc. with a putative class action over sales commission pay can send the dispute to arbitration, a Ninth Circuit panel said Thursday, noting that the case put the tech titan in the atypical position of fighting against arbitrating employment matters.

The three-judge panel ruled that a California federal court had been right to order Oracle to arbitrate the dispute with plaintiff Marcella Johnson, who accused Oracle of holding back $150 million in commission wages owed to sales employees by changing commission formulas that applied to past sales, sometimes even after the commissions had been paid....

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