If an organization you work for has 50 employees or more the FMLA requires that the employer allows up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave. In Massachusetts, however, they are breaking boundaries by allowing dads who work for businesses with as little as six employees to take up to eight weeks of unpaid paternity leave. Though some are against this law when proposed at a national level, because they think it will hurt small businesses, it helps to make a family stronger. By allowing fathers to stay home for a period of time after the birth of their child companies are allowing the fathers to bond with the baby and forge an even stronger bond with the mother. Families are less stressed when they can take time to collect themselves and settle into their new lifestyle.