Compounds

Q. Some compound adjectives are always hyphenated, even after the verb. Is worry-free hyphenated after the verb, as in this sentence: Audit trails and compliance tools make the process worry-free?

A. A compound formed with free as the second element is hyphenated both before and after the noun it refers to. (Whether such a phrase follows a verb is irrelevant.)  Please see CMOS 16, 7.85, section 3, under the word free:

toll-free number
accident-free driver
the number is toll-free
the driver is accident-free