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January 10, 2019

Au pairs win $65.5M deal in Denver suit

  • The suit claimed 15 companies authorized to bring young people to the U.S. for child care colluded to keep wages low. Nearly 100,000 au pairs may be entitled to payment.
  • By COLLEEN SLEVIN
    Associated Press

    DENVER — Young people from around the world who provided low-cost child care for American families will share in a proposed $65.5 million settlement of a lawsuit brought by a dozen former au pairs against the companies that bring the workers to the United States.

    Nearly 100,000 au pairs, mostly women, who worked in American homes over the past decade will be entitled to payment under the proposed settlement filed in Denver federal court Wednesday, a month before the case brought by a dozen former au pairs from Colombia, Australia, Germany, South Africa and Mexico was set to go to trial.


     
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