Validity Screening Solutions CEO Overviews Employment Screening Compliance

September 10, 2015


Validity Screening Solutions CEO Overviews Employment Screening


Darren Dupriest, Validity Screening Solutions, to present at Illinois State Council SHRM

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (September 10, 2015) – President and CEO of Validity Screening Solutions, Darren Dupriest, will be a featured speaker at the 2015 Illinois State SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) conference. Dupriest is slotted to appear on two separate occasions during the two day event, providing attendees with employment screening information from two of his most popular presentations, Compliant Background Screening Practices and Trending Topics in Employment.

A multitude of governing bodies affect private and public entities’ employment screening processes, chief among them being the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Dupriest’s Compliant Background Screening Practices presentation aims to provide attendees with an overview of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), enforced by the CFPB, detailing the utilization of background checks and all consumer reports in pre and post ­employment conditions. Dupriest will brief attendees on Federal and State government updates to FCRA legislation, along with a highlight on Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance on the use of criminal arrest and conviction records, and amendments to state ­specific “Ban the Box” legislation.

Compliant Practices will be held at the IL SHRM conference on Monday, September 14 at 3:15pm in South Pavilion 6 of the Tinley Park Convention Center, in Tinley Park, Ill.

Trending Topics in Employment is an in ­depth review of hot button issues that have appeared in the past six months in the employment screening field. HR professionals and employers will acquire knowledge primarily on FCRA compliance along with techniques to avoid litigation during and after the hiring process. The presentation will also analyze the dangers of using Social Media in the hiring process, upcoming marijuana drug testing legislation, and state specific credit reporting restrictions.

Trending Topics will be held at the IL SHRM conference on Tuesday, September 15 at 8:30am in South Pavilion 6 of the Tinley Park Convention Center, in Tinley Park, Ill.

About Darren Dupriest

Darren Dupriest is the President and CEO of Validity Screening Solutions. His industry career began in 1992 with Clarence M. Kelley & Associates (CMKA). As President and CEO, he directs all company functions including employment ­related screenings, due diligence investigations, substance abuse testing, digital fingerprint capture, and many more services. During his career, this former licensed investigator has led investigations ranging from workers’ compensation fraud, embezzlement, merger and acquisition due diligence, along with sexual harassment and employee theft investigations.

Dupriest is frequently invited to speak at organizations such as the Kansas Association of School Business Officials, the Heartland Labor Law Conference, the International Public Management Association, the High Technology Crime Investigation Association, the Kansas City Safety and Health Council, as well as being a featured speaker at SHRM conferences in eight states. He is a founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), an organization that now boasts over 600 members. Dupriest serves as an expert and has organized training programs on the subjects of the Fair Credit Reporting Act and identity theft.

About Validity Screening Solutions

Validity Screening Solutions, located in Overland Park, Kansas, provides accurate employment screening and drug testing to companies who want to hire confidently. Founded in 1992, Validity offers employers nationwide a convenient, streamlined, and cost­ effective approach to hiring by using the latest technology and providing every client a designated account representative that understands their business, its regulations, and requirements. Validity is a founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and has received a number of prestigious accolades including the Kansas City Business Journal’s Best Places to Work (2010, 2011, 2012), 2012 Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Top 10 Small Businesses of the Year nominee, Inc.’s 500|5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America (2009, 2010), KC Small Business Magazine’s 25 Under 25® Award (2010), Ingram’s Best Companies to Work For (2010, 2015), and Ingram’s Corporate Report 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Kansas City (2010). For more information about Validity Screening Solutions, visit or call 866.915.0792.

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