House Panel: We Need Answers from Treasury on Decision to Suspend Obamacare’s Employer Mandate | CNS News. No explanation will be forthcoming. It’s quite obvious to the casual observer that waiting for the employer mandate to kick in is politically motivated and tyrannical in nature. Implementation of the mandate will be so devastating to the American economy that if businesses have compliance in place before the 2014 mid-term election, massive layoffs will take place. This would result in even some of the lowest of low information voters switching their affiliation to either a third party or the Republican party.