Do I have to provide employees with paid sick time and benefits?

No, the Employment Standards Act (British Columbia), does not require an employer to provide employees with benefits, or paid sick time.

Employers may, however, provide paid sick days and benefits if they so wish.

Employers who provide benefits and paid sick days, must be careful to ensure that any such benefits are not discriminatory.

Additionally, an employer who provides these kinds of benefits must be careful about withdrawing such benefits.