If the Employee has Pre-ordered and completely paid it off, they can actually take the games out of the inventory for themselves. They just have to actually sell it when the release day happens. But this only works for games they actually bought.
They can also borrow their own game merchandise to play at anytime. I ended up buying a DS game that the manager at the one I usually go to forgot to reset so I got to play from his save file on that game before I reset it for my own playthrough XD
We also have had our copies of B2/W2 in store for a week now. I just can't do what gamestop does since I work at Toys R Us.
Also the display cases all have RP as the Game rating. Even when we know what the rating is. Since his says E good odds its legit.