Law360 Article

Law360 Article

Au Pairs Get Conditional Cert. In Wage-Fixing Action

Law360, New York (March 31, 2017, 4:41 PM EDT) -- A Colorado federal judge on Friday conditionally certified a collective action by 11 classes of au pairs who allege that sponsoring agencies colluded to set unreasonably low pay rates for program participants.

U.S. District Judge Christine M. Arguello determined that the au pairs presented sufficient information to establish that the case should proceed with 11 classes of au pairs, based on which entities were their sponsors and on various types of work circumstances, according to the judge's order.

While the defendant au pair agencies sought to...