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Au Pair Companies Want Out Of J-1 Visa Wage-Fixing Suit

Law360, New York (April 20, 2015, 5:49 PM EDT) -- Two sponsor agencies for the au pair program have asked a federal judge to dismiss them from a putative class action alleging a conspiracy to set unreasonably low pay rates for program participants, arguing federal law shields them from plaintiffs’ claims.

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Culture Care Inc. and New York City’s InterExchange Inc. are among more than a dozen organizations accused of keeping wages for au pairs artificially low, well below minimum wage laws in the states where they lived and worked.

In separate motions to dismiss, filed Friday and Monday, the companies said U.S. State Department regulations dictate all aspects of...

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November 13, 2014

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