Cesar Millan has hashed out a confidential agreement with his former employee over claims he didn’t pay her properly.
According to court documents obtained by Radar, the famous dog trainer’s ex-employee Lisa Mattis informed the court of the settlement. In a minute order, the judge wrote, “Counsel represent to the court that all parties have signed a settlement agreement.”
Back in March 2020, Matiss sued the dog trainer and his company Cesar’s Way Inc. She said she worked as Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs and Brand Licensing of one of his companies.
She started working with Millan in 2008 until she was fired in March 2018. In the suit, Matiss accused Millan of failing to pay wages due at termination, failure to pay vacation, failure to pay commissions, and breach of contract.
The suit read, “Defendants each failed to pay Plaintiff all wages earned and unpaid prior to her termination on or about March 2018,”
To make matters worse, Matiss said throughout her employment, Millan agreed to pay her 15% of gross income received by Millan from any deal from the sale, distribution, or exploitation of “any newly licensed product or service, which was negotiated, closed and administered by plaintiff.”
Matiss said Millan refused to pay her the “full and complete amount of the commissions she properly earned during her employment with Defendants.” In court documents, she even accused Millan and his company of failing to pay her out fully when it came to her 401k plan.
The suit demanding Millan hand over his books to determine how much he allegedly owed her. She sued seeking unspecified damages.
In response, Millan denied all allegations of wrongdoing. He said he didn’t owe a dime to his former employee.
He denied the plaintiff was even an employee of him or his company. Further, he argued, “Plaintiff’s claims for damages and penalties are barred because Defendants did not knowingly, intentionally or willfully commit a violation of any Labor Code provision>” The case is ow officially closed.