Settlement Structure: Claims Made
Closed Settlement Statement:
According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.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
Company: InterExchange Inc.
Filing Deadline: May 2, 2019
Class Period: January 1, 2009 to October 28, 2018
Objection Deadline: May 2, 2019
Exclusion Deadline: May 2, 2019
Final Approval Hearing: June 5, 2019Proof of Purchase:
Presumably sponsor company records will be used to verify claims.Eligibility:
You may be eligible if you were a standard au pair on a J-1 visa sponsored by one of the defendants, between January 1, 2009 and October 28, 2018. You are not eligible if you were a non-standard au pair, such as Extraordinaire, EduCare, Professional, Premium, or Plus type.
This lawsuit includes both a collective action and a class action. You may be a member of both groups. Also, the class action includes eighteen different classes. For more information, see the Notices at the settlement website.Typical Settlement Amount:
Pro rata share of the net settlement fund.
Total Settlement Amount: $65,500,000Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:
Boies Schiller and Flexner LLP
Claim Form: Au Pair Wage Suppression Settlement Claim Form
Case Name: Beltran, et al. v. InterExchange, Inc., et al.
Settlement Website: Au Pair Wage Suppression Settlement Website
JND Legal Administration
Beltran v. InterExchange
c/o JND Legal Administration
P.O. Box 91345
Seattle, WA 98111