Normally the Board directs a three-month time bar but has occasionally placed longer bar depending on the offence. Time Bars are used by the Board for cooling-off periods and are designated periods whereby the same applicant cannot refile on a dismissed application. The following represents Board Policy on Time Bars:
The time bar of three months (normally) will be applicable but the parties will be given the opportunity to return to the Labour Relations Board and argue why a time bar of certain duration should not be imposed. Unusual circumstances may warrant either lifting of a bar or that one not be imposed from the issuance of a dismissal order.
Time bars are specific to application for certification.