Aon Settles Wage and Hour Lawsuit for $10.5M

July 5, 2011 ( - A California state judge has approved a $10.5 million class action settlement in a wage-and-hour lawsuit accusing Aon Corp. units of misclassifying employees.

Business Insurance reports that the suit accused the Aon units of misclassifying as exempt from overtime and meal and rest break requirements employees who held one of several titles: account specialist, senior account specialist, relationship specialist, account manager, client specialist, client services representative, and/or customer service representative.   

The settlement applies to 534 class members, according to Agoura Hills-based law firm Martin & Saltzman L.L.P., which represented them, the news report said.   

As part of the settlement agreement, Aon denied any liability or wrongdoing.