Your LLC can always have employees regardless of the number of members or whether your LLC is member-managed or manager-managed. Employees need not be members themselves, though members may be employees if they would like. Before you hire any employees, though, ensure that the two necessary requirements are fulfilled.
What paperwork you need to start a new LLC will vary depending on the state in which you register your limited liability company. Fortunately, although limited liability companies exist purely in state law, there are some uniform laws among the states that result in similar LLC registration practices no matter where you live.
An Employer Identification Number, or EIN, is a unique tax id number assigned to businesses so that the IRS may keep track of them. In this way, the EIN is very similar to your Social Security Number. If an LLC has more than one owner — or “member” — it must apply for an EIN. Additionally, if the LLC has any employees other than the single owner, it must apply for an EIN.