Wondering why so many in the Animation and VFX Industry in BC are forced to work so much unpaid overtime?
The HTP Exclusion targets tech workers in BC by allowing companies to circumvent the law regarding hours of work and overtime pay. Originally intended only for those creating technology, studios have found a way to use the same exception to get out of paying artists for their overtime hours. This is a form of WAGE THEFT, and results in millions of taxable income being stolen from artists per year.
It is a loophole that needs to be closed, and ABAS is working to do so. Programming may be an art, but artists aren't programmers! To learn more about the HTP Exclusion, click here to go to our page about it.