Au Pair Laws, Legislation, and Lawsuits
The times they are a’changin…and the au pair program with it.
Our main mission here at My Au Pair and Me is to help provide information to au pair host families. We are into collecting primary and secondary source information from all sources so that you can make the best decision for you and your family.
DISCLAIMER: Please consult your attorney about your personal legal situation
Domestic Workers Laws
As of February 2020, nine states and two cities have passed laws extending labor protections to domestic workers which may or may not include au pairs.
States and Cities That Neither Included nor Excluded Au Pairs
- New Mexico
States That Exclude Au Pairs
- New York
Proposed Domestic Workers Bills
As of February 2020, six states and one city are actively working to extending labor protections to domestic workers which may or may not include au pairs.
- Rhode Island
- Washington DC
We will be working on researching information for all of the states as we can. If you have questions, additional information to contribute, or a request to prioritize our time please email us! Our email is [email protected] and we’ll always reply.
Our blog posts
Here are the blog posts we’ve written regarding au pair lawsuits and legislation.
WORRIED ABOUT NEW AU PAIR LAWS? TAKE ACTION!
Feb 7, 2020
Are you worried about the changing domestic worker laws in your area and how they may affect the au pair program? We decided it was time to take action. Read more.
MASSACHUSETTS LEGAL DECISION: ARE AU PAIRS DOMESTIC WORKERS?
Dec 5, 2019
Are au pairs domestic workers or cultural exchange visitors? We’ve got a quick summary of Massachusetts legal decision, what it means, resources and links, and more information about domestic workers in general. Read more.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE AU PAIR LAWSUIT
Jul 23, 2019
This article contains a summary of the recent au pair class-action lawsuit result, as well as links to the actual court documents so you can read them yourself. Read more.