of Bill :
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, enacts as follows:
1 Subsection 70(3) of the Workers’ Compensation Act, chapter W-13 of the Revised Statutes, 1973, is repealed and the following is substituted:
70(3) Where a contractor or sub-contractor is not assessed with respect to the work carried on by him as contractor or sub-contractor, the Commission may consider the
workers of the contractor or sub-contractor, if any, and the contractor or sub-contractor to be workers of the principal with respect to an industry within the scope of this Part, but
in the absence of any term in the contract or sub-contract to the contrary, the principal is entitled to recover from the contractor the amount or apportionate amount of any
assessment paid by the principal with respect to the contractor or sub-contractor or their workers, and the contractor is entitled to recover from the sub-contractor the amount or
apportionate amount of any assessment paid by the contractor with respect to the sub-contractor or his workers.
2 Any act or thing done by the Commission under subsection 70(3) of the Workers’ Compensation Act before the commencement of this subsection that would be
authorized by subsection 70(3) of the Workers Compensation Act, as enacted by section 1 of this amending Act, shall be deemed to have been validly done as if subsection
70(3), as enacted by section 1 of this amending Act, had been in force at the time it was done.