Au Pairs Fight To Keep Wage-Fixing Class Action Alive

By Kevin Penton (July 13, 2015, 2:21 PM EDT) -- A Colorado federal court should not issue any dismissals in a putative class action alleging a conspiracy among au pair sponsor agencies to set unreasonably low pay rates for program participants, the plaintiffs argued Friday.

The court should deny the defendants' motions to dismiss the plaintiffs' antitrust and civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act claims because the plaintiffs have pled a plausible entitlement to relief based on their allegations of a price-fixing conspiracy among the sponsor defendants and because the defendants are not immune from liability under the Sherman Act, the au pair plaintiffs argued.

The court should also deny...

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