Grande Cheese Company Update

On September 20, 2013, the Honorable Barbara B. Crabb of the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin approved notice being sent to past and present employees of Grande Cheese Company (“Grande Cheese”) regarding a settlement that was reached between Grande Cheese and the Plaintiffs.  Grande Cheese agreed to pay all hourly, non-exempt production or warehouse employees who worked for Grande Cheese since March 29, 2010, a settlement payment based on their time records.  All eligible employees who send in a consent form will receive a larger payment.  All eligible class members will receive at least $25, but those who send in a consent form will receive at least $50.  People who worked before January 24, 2011, will only get paid if they send in a consent form.  The maximum possible settlement amount is $921,952.05.

Notice of the settlement was sent to all eligible past and present employees on September 24, 2013. Class members will have thirty days to send in their consent form to receive a larger payment, opt out or object to the settlement.  All responses must be received by October 24, 2013.    The Final Approval Hearing will be held on November 20, 2013.

If you misplace your consent form, please contact the clerk on this case, Wade Underwood at