A non-profit that caters to inner city girls founded by the wife of Miami Heat legend Alonzo Mourning just settled a potentially expensive lawsuit brought by a former employee who asserted she wasn’t paid for two years worth of overtime, according to court records.
Because the settlement was confidential, the public isn’t privy to what, if anything, Tracy Mourning’s Honey Shine paid plaintiff Juana Bethel to make the Fair Labor Standards Act action filed in a Miami-Dade County circuit court go away.
According to the documents, Bethel wanted more than $15,000 and claimed she was not paid for hundreds of hours worked.
Neither Marla Wilson, Honey Shine’s executive, nor Bethel’s attorney returned calls for comment.
Bethel said she worked for the nonprofit for two years until early this year and that she worked about 55 hours a week for the entire time.
Bethel now asserts she should have been paid time and a half for hours over 40.
Tracy Mourning started the Honey Shine mentoring program in 2002, shortly before Zo left Miami for the then-New Jersey Nets.