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This Agreement is intended to be in conformity with all applicable and valid federal and state laws and those rules or regulations promulgated thereunder having the force and effect of law which are in effect on the effective date of this Agreement.
Should any Article, Section, or portion thereof, of this Agreement, be held unlawful and unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision of the court shall apply only to the specific Article, Section, or portion thereof, directly specified in the decision, and all other valid provisions shall remain in full force and effect. Upon the issuance of such a decision, the parties agree immediately to negotiate regarding the invalidated Article, Section, or portion thereof. Should the implementation of any provision or portion of this Agreement be delayed or withheld because of an applicable state or federal law, Executive Order or Regulation dealing with wage and price controls, then only such specific provisions or portion shall be affected and the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect for the term of this Agreement. Any portion or provisions of this Agreement thus delayed or withheld shall become effective and be implemented at such time, in such amounts, and for such periods, retroactively and prospectively, as will be permitted by law at any time during the life of this Agreement or any extension thereof.