Saving Clause Law and Legal Definition

A saving clause is a clause in a statute limiting the scope of repeal of prior statutes. It may also used in a contract, so that if any clause is determined to be unenforceable, the remainder of the statute or contract will remain intact and enforceable.

The following is an example of a saving clause:

" In the event that any of the terms or provisions of this Agreement are declared invalid or unenforceable by any Court of competent jurisdiction or any Federal or State Government Agency having jurisdiction over the subject matter of this Agreement, the remaining terms and provisions that are not effected thereby shall remain in full force and effect.

B. In the event that any of the terms or provisions of this Agreement are so declared invalid or unenforceable, Company and Union will promptly meet to negotiate substitute terms and provisions for those declared invalid."