The office calls the federal "paid" program a get out of jail free card for violators.

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood is taking issue with a new amnesty program for employers who violate labor laws.

Underwood has filed a suit against the U.S Department of Labor over failure to provide records about the program launched in April.

The office calls the federal "paid" program a get out of jail free card for violators.

“New York workers have a right to know why the secretary of labor decided to let employers off the hook when they don’t pay their workers," said Attorney General Underwood. "The labor department failed to provide required information — so we’re taking them to court to get the information to which we are legally entitled.”

Monday's lawsuit asks the court to make the U.S Department of Labor respond to the attorney general's request.