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Thousands of Au Pairs to Share $65M Settlement

Suit said agencies colluded to keep pay low

(Newser) - About 10,000 live-in child care workers from around the world will share in a class-action settlement in a case that challenged whether they should be treated as employees entitled to minimum wage or members of the family learning about the US while helping out at home. US District Judge... More »

Solution for US Teacher Shortage Slammed as 'Abuse'

Some schools recruit teachers from overseas to work for wages that Americans won't accept

(Newser) - As teachers in multiple states stage walkouts to protest low pay, the New York Times reports on a trend taking place in some public schools: hiring foreign workers willing to teach for the wages that Americans aren't. Those who support the practice, which involves overseas teachers coming in via... More »

US Ensures Summer Jobs Go to Students —Foreign Ones

Work-travel program gets new rules, but that doesn't please everyone

(Newser) - Youth unemployment is pretty darn bad , and that has many raising new eyebrows over America's long-running work-travel program. The State Department revamped the program this month following allegations of poor working conditions , ensuring that the 100,000 foreign students participating this year will work at "light, seasonal occupations"... More »

For Foreign Students in US on Visas, an Awful Reality

Some end up working in strip clubs, living in cramped, filthy homes

(Newser) - Each year, some 100,000 college students come to the US on J-1 visas, eager to get a taste of American life while working a seasonal job. But an AP investigation has found the reality is a lot less rosy than it seems. Some students are forced to work in... More »

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