I do not think that I have ever seen you advise someone to check with an attorney before doing anything. Your response on every thread is basically that the poster owes whatever someone says that they owe and that they should pay it...and you don't know any better than anyone else does whether or not they actually do owe it.
We are talking about 60k here. You are telling him to talk to the employer BEFORE talking to an attorney. How is that not beyond foolish? It doesn't "hurt" to talk to an attorney? As if talking to an attorney is a side step rather than the very first freaking thing a person should do when 60k is involved?