When it comes to following the rules and regulations of the Au Pair Program, how much oversight do different agencies actually provide? Inquiring minds want to know, since these rules are there to protect all the parties in the Au Pair – Host Family relationship.
There are three areas where legal ‘oversight’ is necessary:
1. Managing the Au Pair’s legal status in the USA
2. Managing the Au Pair’s work, board and pay issues in the Host Parents’ home
3. Managing the Host Parents’ treatment of the Au Pair
Do you have any stories about Agencies doing a particularly good job in any or all of these areas?
If Agencies were to improve their oversight, where would you want them to focus?