ABOUT THE LAWSUIT

  • Au pairs have sued the companies that sponsored their J-1 visas, alleging violations of federal and/or state law arising from the weekly stipend paid to them.
  • The Court has allowed this lawsuit to be a class action on behalf of au pairs who were sponsored by any one of fifteen (15) J-1 visa sponsors at any time from 2009 to the present.
  • The Court has not decided whether the visa sponsors did anything wrong. As a result, there is no money to recover now. There is also no guarantee there will be a recovery. However, your legal rights are affected now, and you have a choice to make.
  • If you do not wish to be part of this lawsuit, you may exclude yourself from all or part of the class action. If you do so, and money or benefits are later awarded for the part of the lawsuit you excluded yourself from, you won’t share in those. But, you keep any rights to sue your visa sponsor separately about the same legal claims in this lawsuit. For more information about excluding or opting out of the lawsuit, please refer to Section No. 15 of the Class Notice.

FIND OUT MORE

Click here to read or download key documents relating to the lawsuit and the class.

Click here to read or download the Notice to the Classes about the lawsuit.

Click here to find out which classes apply to each visa sponsor.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS

Your options are explained in the Class Notice. To be excluded from all or part of the class action, you must act before October 3, 2018.

Do Nothing

Stay in this lawsuit. Await the outcome. Give up certain rights.

By doing nothing, you keep the possibility of getting money or benefits if the au pairs prove their case at trial or the parties enter a settlement. But, you give up any rights to sue your visa sponsor separately about the same legal claims in this lawsuit.

Ask to Be Excluded

Get out of this lawsuit. Get no benefits if the lawsuit is successful. Keep rights.

You may exclude yourself from all or part of the class action. If you do so, and money or benefits are later awarded for the part of the lawsuit you excluded yourself from, you won’t share in those. But, you keep any rights to sue your visa sponsor separately about the same legal claims in this lawsuit.