Frequently Asked Questions

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  • No. The email you received is a court authorized communication.  It was sent to you following the issuance of the Amended Order Granting Motion for Conditional Collective Action Certification on April 28, 2017 in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.  A full copy of the Order can be found here.

  • The Court ordered your visa sponsor to provide to the lawyers for the au pairs the names and contact information for all au pairs that were sponsored by Cultural Care Au Pair, Au Pair Care, AIFS/APIA, InterExchange, Go Au Pair, and Expert Au Pair from 2009 – 2015 so that we could notify you of your right to participate in the lawsuit.

  • Jesse Boateng works for a company that the attorneys for the au pairs in the lawsuit hired to send the email notifying au pairs of their right to participate in the lawsuit. The email was sent at the direction of the attorneys for the au pairs at Boies Schiller Flexner.

  • If you were an au pair sponsored by Cultural Care Au Pair, Au Pair Care, AIFS/APIA, InterExchange, Go Au Pair, or Expert Au Pair any time between 2009 and 2015, you may qualify to join the lawsuit.

  • No. The lawsuit does not seek any money from host families, who are not defendants in the lawsuit.

  • The court authorized notification to only the six au pair agencies listed in the notice. It did not authorize notification to any of the other nine visa sponsor agencies. If you received an email directing you to this website and asking you to sign up, and you were not sponsored by Cultural Care Au Pair, Au Pair Care, AIFS/APIA, InterExchange, Go Au Pair, and Expert Au Pair from 2009 – 2015, the email was sent to you in error.

  • As indicated in the Notice of Your Right to Join Lawsuit for Unpaid Wages, you will not have to pay the attorneys directly – win or lose. Instead, if you win, the attorneys will be paid either by your visa sponsor their hourly fees plus litigation costs, or 35% of the overall recovery in the case, whichever is greater. If you lose, your attorneys will not be paid.

  • If you join the lawsuit, you will share in the money that may be recovered for everyone who joins the lawsuit. It also means that if nothing is recovered in the suit, you will recover nothing. By returning the Consent to Join form, you will designate the named Plaintiff for your visa sponsor to make decisions regarding this lawsuit, including decisions as to settlement of the lawsuit, entering into an agreement for fees and costs with Plaintiff’s counsel, and all other matters pertaining to your rights and this litigation under the FLSA. The decisions made by the named Plaintiff, and all rulings made by the Court, will be binding on you if you join this lawsuit. While this suit is pending you may be required to submit documents and written answers to questions and to testify under oath at a deposition hearing or trial, which may take place in Denver, Colorado.

    If you have additional questions or would like to participate but need assistance completing the Consent to Join Form, please call +1‐888‐268‐5933.