ESB Ruling: Animators are NOT High Tech Professionals

After a complaint was filed against Nitrogen/Cinesite for failure to pay artists for their overtime on Sausage Party, BC Employment Standards Branch has ruled that animators and VFX artists do not qualify for the HTP Exclusion, stating that they are “end users of [commercially available] technological products, materials, devices or processes, and are not involved in creating or developing them. They are creating visual images using technology or processes developed by others. They do not fall within the definition of a ‘high-technology professional’.” Read the full ruling here!

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