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Cathay Express Transpiration Inc.


Cathay Express Transpiration, Inc. cheated 125 of its employees out of approximately $250,000 in wages by failing to pay time-and-a-half overtime rates to drivers and failed to pay minimum wages in several instances.


Assistant Attorneys General Michael O’Keefe Cowles and Jeremy Pfetsch

Incident Type

Wage Theft




New York


January 1, 2014

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First Last Age Title Employer Injury Type
125 unnamed employees Unavailable Unavailable Ambulette drivers Cathay Express Transpiration Inc. Wage theft


Name Type Title Plea Information Conviction Sentence
Cathay Express Transpiration Inc. Entity Entity The company reached a settlement agreement with the Office of the New York Attorney General to remedy the wage and overtime violations. Cathay Express agreed to pay $250,000 as restitution to current and former employees. The Office of the Attorney General will also monitor the company's payment practices for a two-year period.
Penal Crimes Charged

Not available

Other Crimes Charged

From approximately January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2017, Cathay Express engaged in persistent and repeated activity in violation of New York Labor Law § 652 by failing to pay its employees minimum wage and the legally-required overtime rate for all hours worked over 40 hours in a workweek.