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Immigration Law

J-1 Visa Au Pair FLSA Wage Suit Advances in Colorado; Collusion Smoking Gun? - Beltran v. Noonan

Beltran v. Noonan, Mar. 31, 2016 - "Plaintiffs’ circumstantial evidence presented sufficient circumstantial evidence of a viable economic theory of collusion ... the Court agrees with [Magistrate] Judge Tafoya’s conclusion that the FLSA applies to Plaintiffs’ claims. ... [T]he Court agrees with [Magistrate] Judge Tafoya’s conclusion that Plaintiffs have stated a viable claim for overtime for any work performed after January 1, 2015, due to a new DOL regulation, recently upheld by the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals."

Kelly Knaub, Law360, Apr. 1, 2016 - "Nina DiSalvo, executive director of Colorado-based non-profit Towards Justice, which initially filed the case, said in a statement that Towards Justice is committed to bringing litigation that furthers the rights of low-wage and immigrant workers, noting that the decision is an important step towards justice for au pairs.  “We hope that the defendants will read the writing on the wall and bring their practices into compliance with the law,” DiSalvo said. “Au pairs who come to this country to help raise our children deserve the basic protections of our employment laws.” "