Reports from New Caledonia say a ni-Vanuatu woman deported for working illegally was paid seven times less than the minimum wage.
The Nouvelles Caledoniennes reported that the unnamed woman from Efate had been hired after answering an online advertisement of an employment agency.
It said she worked as a household help for a New Caledonian couple who made false declarations by describing her as a visiting acquaintance.
The woman was made to work every day, lacked any social security and was paid about $US200 a month.
The couple will reportedly face the courts on a multitude of charges which can be punishable with up to five years in jail.