What Host Families Should Know Before Suing An Au Pair For Breach Of Contract

The first thing you should know is that your exchange of services with the au pair likely entails two, and possibly even three, contracts, as opposed to only one. This is how au pair arrangements are typically set up in the United States, and that multi-contract arrangement makes it necessary for you to first understand which contract confers which rights and obligations on whom--particularly if you intend to file a lawsuit alleging breach of one of those contracts.

In this article, I will explain two possible angles for suing an au pair for breach of contract, and I will specify which one of the three contracts (enumerated below) will likely not feature directly in your breach of contract claim against your au pair.