Directorate of Immigration (UDI) will consider whether 45 Norwegian host families are to be “quarantined” for violations of the au pair scheme.
In 2013 the government introduced a quarantine system for host families who break the au pair scheme. This means that they are not allowed to have an au pair in that period. The quarantine period varies for reasons of violation, writes newspaper Dagens Næringsliv.
Now 45 host families will be judged to see whether they are to be quarantined. Last year UDI ordered quarantine periods for seven host families.
– The most common violations usually have to do with pay and working hours. But we see all kinds of violations now that we have a number of cases pending, from the very serious cases that also handled by the legal system to violations of the terms that are harder to detect, unit manager Steinar Rotevatn in the visa and au pair unit in UNI.
According to regulations, you are only allowed to have one au pair at a time and normally work time may not exceed five hours per day and not exceed 30 hours per week. In addition, the au pair gets free room and board and pocket money / pay is to be 5.400 Norwegian kroner in gross pay per month.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today