If you think about your friends that have purchased a new home, it's likely that some of them have discovered that it has some flaws. If not, then they might have had their Portland house remodeled and have later found that the work was performed shoddily. Both of these are examples of construction defects. Each year, countless lawsuits are brought by Oregon residents against their contractors for issues such as this.
Employees should always feel empowered to speak up when something illegal is going on. Unfortunately, many feel as though they can't report the problems because they are worried that they won't have a job. All employees should know that retaliation isn't legal and shouldn't be tolerated by any worker.
When partners are about to start a business, they're excited about what they're planning to accomplish. Just like most relationships, though, there's a point at which all the euphoria dissipates. It's often after that honeymoon period is over that cracks in the foundation start to emerge. Conflicts with your business partner can get heated fast.