Minister of Labor, Employment, and Professional Training v. Credipar

Under France’s Labor Code, an employer can establish internal regulations to manage compliance with health and safety laws, which are then subject to review by labor inspectors.  In this case, a labor inspector ordered a company to withdraw some of its internal regulations on the basis that they established a method for complying with smoke-free laws and regulations. The company successfully appealed the inspector's decision in the lower administrative court and the Conseil d’Etat affirmed that decision here, finding that an employer may include smoke-free measures in its internal health and safety regulations.