Guam - The 2013 Foreign Labor Compliance Conference kicked off this morning. Hosted by the Guam Department of Labor's Processing and Certification Division, the yearly conference is necessary for companies who employ H-2b workers in Guam and is part of DOL's outreach efforts to educate employers on rules and regulations governing the H-2b program.

Administrator Greg Massey says he hopes everyone becomes more knowledgeable, telling KUAM News, "We give them the rules in writing but not everybody is good at reading rules and understanding them so every year we have this conference where it's almost like a training where we give it to them verbally and then we have these subject matter experts come in and answer questions."

Massey adds this year is different not only because it's a two-day conference but that it focuses on different subject matters such as human trafficking, new workforce housing rules and I-9 worker employment eligibility requirements. The conference continues tomorrow at the holiday resort with discussion on the buildup and visa and fraud prevention along with a roundtable with local and federal partners.