escalator clause

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Escalator clause

Provision in a contract allowing cost increases to be passed on. In an employment contract, for example an escalator clause may call for wage increases in line with inflation.
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Escalator Clause

A clause in a contract stating that a certain payment increase will grow each year according to some formula stated in the contract. For example, an employment contract may have an escalator clause allowing for small increases in salary each year. An escalator clause usually exists to protect one party to the contract from inflation.
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escalator clause

See escalation clause.

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