The Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, in collaboration with WorkSafeNB, is sponsoring a multi-stage legislative review of workers' compensation.
The legislation surrounding workers’ compensation has not undergone a thorough review in more than 20 years.
The objective of the review is:
- to ensure that the New Brunswick workers’ compensation system appropriately addresses the needs and realities of current and future workplaces;
- to strike the right balance between adequate compensation for injured workers and employers’ financial interests; and
- to modernize the act with plain language to ensure that those impacted by its legislation are able to fully understand its implications and what it means to them.