New Jersey moves to a system of paid family leave financed by a payroll deduction (but don’t call it a tax!) which is probably the right way to handle this. Their complaints notwithstanding, the burden on employers of this kind of system is pretty marginal. In essence, it amounts to a smallish redistribution of income away from people without major family responsibilities to those who have them. That, in turn, seems like an eminently reasonable thing to do given that the kids are the future and all.