In general, fewer hyphens are better. Include when not using would cause confusion. Hyphenate compound modifiers that precede a noun. Do not hyphenate the adverb very or adverbs that end in -ly.

  • He is on the tenure track.
  • That is a tenure-track position.
  • … a part-time employee
  • … an employee who works part time
  • … an easily remembered rule