Family Medical Leave of Absence. Authorization to leave work to tend to a next of kin's sickness.
After the accident, Joe's wife was bedridden for two weeks, so he took FMLA.
An acronym for "Fuck My Life, Ass", taken from the Family and Medical Leave Act's way of screwing you over.
My employer won't let me take off due to my family member's illness...FMLA!