Au Pair Wage Suppression Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

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 
Docket Number:

14-cv-03074-CMA-KMT

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, 2019

Proof 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: $65,500,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$5,000

Law Firm:
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

Claims Administrator:
JND Legal Administration

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Beltran v. InterExchange
c/o JND Legal Administration
P.O. Box 91345
Seattle, WA 98111
1-844-859-6769

Tags: Antitrust, Wage Suppression