The National Women’s Law Center filed this amicus brief before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to help explain why the court should deny Wells’ Fargo’s motion for a writ of mandamus in In Re Wells Fargo Bank.  The brief explains why the two-step approach for Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective actions is crucial for collective actions under the Equal Pay Act (EPA), and the ways in which collective actions are central to achieving the purposes of the EPA and the FLSA by ensuring that workers receive information necessary to assert their rights.