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Au Pair Wage Suppression Settlement

Closed Settlement Statement: 
According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.
Settlement Structure: 
Case Summary: 

The US permits au pairs to live and work in the US on J-1 visas. This lawsuit claims that the sponsors of the programs misrepresented that the au pair stipend was a fixed amount of $195.75 per week when in actuality that was a minimum amount. The complaint claims that the misrepresentation violated federal, state, and local laws, including antitrust laws on fixing wages. The lawsuit includes both a collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and a class action. The sponsoring agencies who are defendants in this case include the following:

  • InterExchange, Inc.  
  • Great AuPair, LLC  
  • AuPairCare Inc.  
  • Agent Au Pair  
  • Au Pair International, Inc.  
  • Cultural Care, Inc., d/b/a Cultural Care Au Pair 
  • APF Global Exchange NFP, d/b/a Aupair Foundation 
  • USA Au Pair, Inc. 
  • Expert Group International Inc., d/b/a Expert AuPair 
  • EurAuPair Intercultural Child Care Programs 
  • Cultural Homestay International 
  • American Institute for Foreign Study, d/b/a Au Pair in America 
  • 20/20 Care Exchange, Inc., d/b/a The International Au Pair Exchange
  • A.P.E.X. American Professional Exchange LLC, d/b/a ProAuPair 
  • American Cultural Exchange LLC and GoAuPair Operations, LLC, d/b/a GoAuPair 
Docket Number: 
InterExchange, Inc.
Class Period: 
Thursday, January 1, 2009 to Sunday, October 28, 2018
Filing Deadline: 
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Objection Deadline: 
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Exclusion Deadline: 
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Final Approval Hearing: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
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