Au Pairs Secure $65.5M Settlement In Antitrust Wage Dispute

Law360 (January 9, 2019, 8:10 PM EST) -- Several sponsorship agencies for au pairs have agreed to a $65.5 million deal in Colorado federal court that would settle allegations in a class action alleging that they colluded to suppress the child care workers’ wages.

As part of the proposed deal, the agencies would be required in the future to include statements on their websites and to forward communications to each host family and au pair that say the individuals are free to negotiate a higher amount than the minimum pay that the workers may receive, according to the settlement.

Members of the class would receive a prorated share of...

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