Definition of saving clause in English:

saving clause

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noun

Law
  • A provision in a contract, statute, or other legal document containing an exemption from one or more of its conditions or obligations: there is a saving clause to allow member states to apply measures to protect their legitimate interests
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    • The ECJ distinguished the rule in Kalanke from the Marschall rule by reference to its saving clause, but also adopted a more nuanced view of the equal chances of men and women on the labour market.
    • Further, if booking agents would, in the absence of a saving provision, be within Clause 7.2, why are not the other tour representatives, for whom there is no saving clause, within that Clause?
    • In this it could be argued that the Court misinterpreted the very meaning of the saving clause embodied in the Declaration.

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