Caregiving is work, and au pairs are workers. While many flaws in the J-1 au pair program are systemic, host families can make choices that protect au pairs.

Our Au Pair and Host Family Agreement is a tool to empower and protect workers. With this customizable document, au pairs and host families can strengthen their relationship by clarifying expectations and mutual responsibilities. The agreement includes sections on wages, work responsibilities, time off and health — issues that should always be discussed between employers and workers.

We need your help. Don’t forget to share this agreement with au pairs or anyone who employs an au pair.

Click here to download the agreement.

The agreement supports best practices but should not be considered legal advice.