This topic seems to have been discussed ad nauseum, but I wanted to get thoughts on it one last time.
I am a lawyer in a mid-sized firm. I don't have an employment agreement. I started a small start-up, just for some extra income, in a line of business (software) that's not really the same as what my employer does, although my software is targeted at lawyers.
I discussed how to disclose the start-up with some of my best friends, who are lawyers, and they said that there's no reason to disclose it; I have nothing that I'd look to gain from my employer (such as assistance); the software was developed 100% on my own time and with my own resources; I have no desire to leave my current employer; and they didn't think that there was a conflict between serving clients and my start-up.
I still think that I ought to disclose the program, just for peace of mind, but does anyone agree that it should not be disclosed?