Brief Supporting Defendant’s Motion to Decertify Collective Action (Equal Pay Act) (AL Federal Court)


This memorandum of law sought to decertify plaintiffs’ nationwide collective action under section 216(b) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Plaintiffs alleged that Defendant paid its female store managers less than its male store managers, in violation of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d), which is an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act. The court held that the named plaintiffs could not maintain a national collective action, but could maintain a collective action for one of the districts in which they worked. See Collins v. Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., 788 F. Supp. 2d 1328 (N.D. Ala. 2011).